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ERIC Number: ED073335
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The Researchers Role in Facilitating an Interface between Research and Practice in Adult and Continuing Education.
Kreitlow, Burton W.
The researchers' role in moving research outcomes to practice is approached from a practical rather than a theoretical standpoint. The roles researchers have played are: (1) the researcher who conducts studies, writes official reports, and leaves the use of the findings to others; (2) the professional who reports his findings in journals and at professional conferences; and (3) the educator and change agent who considers teaching and public service, as well as research, aspects of the profession. Those accepting the third role accept the idea that interface between research and practice is the researcher's responsibility. Three essentials in bringing about an interface between research and practice are: (1) the research must be relevant to the practitioner; (2) the researcher must be involved in the practice of adult education; and (3) the researcher must communicate research plans, practice and research results to the practitioner. Means of dissemination suggested for the third objective are writing, film, TV, videotape, radio, result demonstrations, models, reports at conferences and inservice programs, personal conferences, and teaching. (KM)
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